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ENB - Region 3 Notices 09/29/2010

Public Notice

Public Hearing

Draft Dutchess County Local Solid Waste Management Plan

The Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency (DCRRA) has prepared a Draft Local Solid Waste Management Plan for Dutchess County pursuant to New York Environmental Conservation Law §27-0107 to be effective January 1, 2011.

A public hearing on the Draft Plan will be held at the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council Chambers, City Hall (3rd Floor), 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 on October 12, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of accepting public comments on the Draft Plan.

The Draft Plan is available for review on the DCRRA website: www.dcrra.org, at the DCRRA's offices, 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and at other locations listed on the DCRRA website.

Public comments on the Draft Plan will be received through October 15, 2010 and may be mailed or delivered to the DCRRA offices, emailed to DCRRA at: lswmp@dcrra.org or faxed to DCRRA at: (845) 462-6090, Attention: W. J. Calogero or D. Walsh.

Contact: William J. Calogero, Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency, 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, Phone: (845) 463-6020, E-mail: wcalogero@dcrra.com.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The City of Beacon Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Baylor Recycled Material Recovery Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a residential and commercial recyclables material recovery and sorting facility consisting of a 66,500 square foot industrial building and supporting utilities. The project is located at 508 Fishkill Avenue in the City of Beacon, New York.

Contact: Etha Grogan, City of Beacon, 1 Municipal Plaza, Suite 1, Beacon, NY 12508, Phone: (845) 838-5002.

Dutchess County - The Village of Wappingers Falls Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Veterans' Memorial Park Master Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Veterans' Memorial Park Master Plan. The proposed plan provides a conceptual layout for future improvements and redevelopment of an existing municipal park. The proposed plan envisions new walking paths and benches, a fishing pier and boat launch, bus parking and drop off area, an area for a new community center/camp building, an area for an open sided pavilion, a play area with spray fountain, relocation of an existing basketball court, drainage improvements, shoreline stabilization, landscaping, and on-site parking for approximately 35 cars. No development is proposed as part of this action. If future development of the park is proposed, a separate site-specific environmental review will be conducted under SEQR. The proposed Veterans' Memorial Park Master Plan is consistent with the recommendations of the Village's adopted Comprehensive Plan and the Village's Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The project is located at 35 to 53 North Mesier Avenue in the Village of Wappingers Falls, New York.

Contact: John Karge, Village of Wappingers Falls, 2628 South Avenue, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-8773, E-mail: jmkarge@optonline.net.

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Village of Montgomery, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Change of Special Exception Use from Inn to Private School will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application for a special exception use permit and site plan approval to allow a property and buildings located thereon to change its use from its present Bed & Breakfast Inn, Personal Service/Day Spa and single-family residence to a small private school (a Montessori School of 25-35 children - toddler to 8th grade) with the existing Personal Service and single-family residence to remain. No external building or site improvements are required except the installation of a handicap parking space and handicap accessible sidewalk in the existing parking lot located on the property. The project is located at 134 to 138 Clinton Street in the Village of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Kevin Dowd, Village of Montgomery, 133 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY 12549, Phone: (845) 457-9661.

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Granite Knolls Purchase will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 198.16 acres of vacant land for the purpose of protecting the land in its entirety as open space. The project is located on Stony Street in the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: Susan Siegel, Town of Yorktown, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-5722 ext 200.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Clarence Fahnestock Memorial and Hudson Highlands State Parks. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on October 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hubbard Lodge, 2880 Route 9, Cold Springs, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until November 5, 2010. Comments may be e-mailed to: Fahnestock-HH.Plan@oprhp.state.ny.us. A hard copy of the Draft Plan/Draft EIS is available for review at the Park Office; at the offices of the agency contacts listed below; the Butterfield Memorial Library, 10 Morris Avenue, Cold Spring, NY; the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY and at the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY. The online version of the Master Plan/Draft EIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx.

The action involves the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Clarence Fahnestock Memorial and Hudson Highlands State Parks. The draft plan includes natural resource management strategies and proposals for recreational use at both parks. Hudson Highlands will be designated as a Park Preserve and a Park Preservation Area will be designated within Fahnestock. Both parks will be designated Natural Heritage Areas and receive additional Bird Conservation Area designations. Improvements will be made to various recreational facilities including the bathing beach facilities at Canopus Lake, picnic facilities at Pelton Pond, the Canopus boat rental area and peninsula area, parking facilities and trail systems in both parks. A new park office will be constructed in Fahnestock and a new visitor's center will be constructed in Hudson Highlands. Natural resource protection will include invasive species and deer management plans, additional monitoring of significant natural communities and protection of rare, threatened and endangered species, streams, lakes and wetlands. Cultural resource surveys will be conducted and environmental and cultural interpretation will be enhanced. The Draft Plan/Draft EIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those that may be adverse. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: land and water resources, biological resources/ecology, scenic resources, historic/archeological resources, open space and recreation, traffic and access, public health and safety, and growth and character of the community and neighborhood. The Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park is located the Towns of Carmel, Kent, Philipstown and Putnam Valley in Putnam County, New York. Hudson Highlands State Park is located in the Towns of Fishkill, Philipstown, and Cortlandt, the Villages of Cold Spring and Nelsonville and the City of Beacon within Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties, New York.

Contact: Garrett Jobson, NYS OPRHP - Taconic Region, P.O. Box 308, 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 889-4100, Fax: (845) 889-8217, and Thomas B. Lyons, NYS OPRHP, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238, Phone: (518) 474 0409, Fax: (518) 474-7013.

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